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DFL volunteer resigns over tweet aimed at Emmer’s Marine son

June 21, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A volunteer for Minnesota’s Sixth Congressional District DFL committee has resigned after posting a tweet in which he suggested Marines are murderers.

The state DFL Party said Laine Scheuble resigned Friday.

Scheuble had been responding to a tweet by Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Emmer, who congratulated his son for becoming a Marine. The Star Tribune reports that a Twitter user named Laine wrote: “Can’t wait to hear about all the Iranian civilians he murdered.”

The state DFL Party called Scheuble’s tweet “reprehensible.”

Scheuble did not return a Twitter message seeking comment.

Days earlier, a state DFL Party staff member referred to a new Navy ship as a “murder boat.” Gov. Tim Walz condemned that tweet and Will Davis was removed as deputy communications director, but remains as research director.

The Republican Party of Minnesota condemned the posts.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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